Pixar may follow “Toy Story 4” with a fifth film

in Disney, Entertainment, Movies, Movies & TV, Pixar

Toy Story 4 poster

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It’s been 9 years since “Toy Story 3” hit theaters, and ever since the third film’s emotional ending, fans everywhere have been wondering when they would see their favorite toy friends on the big screen again. “Toy Story 4” is finally making its debut on June 21, but it may not be the last we see of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang.

Inside the Magic recently had the opportunity to hear from the team behind “Toy Story 4” at a press day hosted at Pixar Studios. That day, the film’s producer Mark Nielsen shared that it may not be the end of “Toy Story” just yet.

Toy Story 4 poster
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“Every film we make, we treat it like it’s the first and last film we’re going to make…Whether there’s another one? I don’t know. If there is, it’s tomorrow’s problem,” Nielsen said.

Sure, he didn’t confirm or deny whether the “Toy Story 4” team is done telling the stories of our beloved pals. But with the return of familiar characters and the introduction of new ones in the latest “Toy Story” film, we can’t help but wonder if the Pixar team is setting up another movie. “Toy Story 4” is currently the last feature sequel in the works for Pixar; it seems as though the studios are working on only new characters in the coming years. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw an announcement for “Toy Story 5” sometime soon. The “Toy Story” film series has been known to be more and more successful for Pixar with each film’s release.

But would Pixar make a new “Toy Story” film without Woody? We shared previously how meaningful it was for Tom Hanks to return to the role of Woody, and how emotional he was after recording his final lines for “Toy Story 4.” By the looks of it currently, “Toy Story 4” may be the end of Woody’s story as we know it. But we’ve already fallen in love with Forky, and Bo Peep’s new look and persona has stolen our hearts. We can’t help but think of Woody every time we think of “Toy Story,” but if Pixar is possibly setting up “Toy Story 5” to tell a new story with Woody as a minor character instead of a main one, we wouldn’t be surprised.

Woody & Forky
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Of course, Pixar has yet to confirm whether or not a fifth “Toy Story” film is in the works. But “Toy Story 4” is predicted to be wildly successful, and “Toy Story” fans may be left wanting more movies after they see the latest film in theaters. No matter what happens in “Toy Story 4,” we know we’ll be grateful that Pixar decided to continue our favorite characters’ story in the first place. We just hope they won’t stop.

Are you interested in seeing the Toy Story franchise extended to a 5th film? Let us know in the comments below.

Don’t miss our other article from the same interview and stay tuned to Inside the Magic as we share more insights from the creative team behind Toy Story 4 coming to theatres June 21.

How Tom Hanks felt about returning as Woody in “Toy Story 4”

Who is Forky? Why Pixar chose a spork to be a primary character in “Toy Story 4”

Bo Peep is the “Toy Story 4” hero we’ve always needed

How Disney and Pixar honored Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head in “Toy Story 4”


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    I thought Toy Story 3 was the ending. Oh well. The fourth one looks pretty good. But how can anyone do a fifth one if the actors may be gone by then? Before anyone at Pixar thinks a Toy Story 5 is a good idea, they need to get Brad Bird for The Incredibles 3. That’s a sequel I want to see.

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    I’m still not sure how I feel about ‘Toy Story 4’, the third really was a great end to a sublime trilogy. I appreciate the short films to show how the gang are getting on at Bonnie’s but, while I’ll see it and every Toy Story movie made, I hope that they don’t overkill it. I understand the need to make sequels and remakes but I can’t deny that the only named movie coming soon I’m truly looking forward to is ‘Onward’. Yes, remakes and sequels can make money, but originality and brand new worlds to explore to me are more exciting. While I liked ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and felt it brought some freshness to the original, I felt ‘Incredibles 2’ was only okay, great characters but nothing I hadn’t seen before, but we’ll see, I could see TS4 and think I need to see a 5th, 6th, 29th part – but so long as ‘Woody’ is the protagonist.

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    No. Toy Story 4 was completely unnecessary, and I hope it bombs at the box office (I know it won’t though). A 5th one will completely ruin the sweet story with a perfect ending.

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    Patricia wright


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    i personally think Toy Story 3 was the perfect ending, it shouldve ended there. a lot of Disney/Pixar fans believe this as well. outside of children or new parents who werent much of Disney fans themselves but brought their kids to see TS3 anyway, no one wanted there to be a sequel because we were all content w/ TS3’s ending and believed that should have been the end to the franchise. but of course, Disney/Pixar had to keep milking the money cow and make a fourth movie to the franchise. we do NOT need a fifth movie! from the sounds of the articles i read of Woody and Buzz’s VAs claiming the ending was very emotional and the audience will love it, it sounds like TS4 will have an ending that neatly wraps up the franchise (again)…so it seems like a good time to stop, no? enough is enough. not including straight-to-TV/DVD movie specials for the holidays, Toy Story is the only Disney and/or Pixar movie series that has had this many sequels w/ many others either not having a sequel, only have one sequel or stopping at a trilogy. if they want to continue w/ Toy Story’s…erm, story they could do what they’re doing w/ The Lion Guard (a sequel-spin-off of The Lion King series) and just have a TV show on Disney Channel

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    3 ended nicely… but now that they made 4 we’re going to need a 5th one to give us a satisfying ending! Woody can’t just end up a street toy. He needs to get back in the possession of Andy, or Andy’s kid!

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    Kim weiland

    Is the grandma from toy story 4 the wife from the up movie?

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